The end of summer. *Sniff*
But it’s OK! True, September arrived in record time (yet again) this year, but it’s still warm and there is still PLENTY to do in the Mile High City. Like what, you ask? Here are Volume 9’s 5 favorite things to do in Denver in September:
Denver Arts Festival at Sloan’s Lake
September 14-15, 2013
While most known as home of The Dragon Boat Festival, Sloan’s Lake is reaching out to another sector of the arts community with the Denver Arts Festival, September 14 and 15. Their first annual celebration of fine arts, will featured juried fine art in 12 categories, local folk and bluegrass recording artists, a children’s Creative Station tent, and K-9′s for a Cause. The event is family friendly, and with free admission; it is wallet friendly too! Visit the Denver Arts Festival all weekend long – and don’t miss the sunset concert with Chuck Pyle on Saturday at 6pm.
Centennial Dog Days
September 14, 2013
If you have lived in Colorado for even five minutes, you know we are crazy about dogs. Where else can you find a place where dogs are welcome in Home Depot? Centennial is the latest city to take a bite of the dog craze, with Centennial “Dog Days.” Bring the whole family (dogs too!) for live entertainment including the Cast-a-Ways Comedy and Trick Show, and Canine Stars featuring amazing dog stunt performances. Admission is free, and you are sure to have a doggone good time!
All aboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad! If you have never experienced the Georgetown Loop Railroad September is certainly the time to do it, when you will see breathtaking views of the fall foliage in Clear Creek Canyon. The Loop runs every day, but if you are looking to gaze at the stars, try a Dine & Ride aboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad.
September 14, 2013
Even though football season is officially underway, let’s not forget about *futbol* (aka soccer)! The Colorado Rapids still have a few more home games left, the next one being against FC Dallas. Head on out to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park September 14 to catch all the action.
September 27-29 and October 4-6, 2013
And last but not least, the official welcome to fall is Oktoberfest in Downtown Denver. This year’s festivities will take place right at 20th and Larimer in the heart of the Ballpark Neighborhood. Feast on brats, sausage, and sauerkraut and wash it all down with a nice cold bier. And don’t forget, there is entertainment for all ages including live music, Keg Bowling, a Bratwurst Eating Contest, and even Long Dog Derby! If you are looking for fun at the end of September, Oktoberfest is the place to be.